IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2012
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 11 October 2011, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the Notice NO. 63(2011), announcing the 2012 import tariff-rate quota of fertilizers. The quota is 13.65 million tons, of which quota on ureais 3.30 million tons, quota of DAP is 6.90 million tons and quota of compound fertilizer is 3.45 million tons. The quota level for 2012 is kept at the same level with the quota of 2011.
 
On October 10, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released the Notice NO. 70(2013), announcing the 2014 import tariff -rate quota of fertilizers (HS code: 31021000, 31052000 and 31053000). In accordance with this Notice, the quantity of 2014 import tariff quota of fertilizers is 13.65 million tons, among which, urea quota in 2014 is 3.30 million tons, DAP is 6.90 million tons and compound fertilizer is 3.45 million tons. The quota level for 2014 is kept at the same level with the quota of 2013.
 
In according with this Notice NO.70 (2013), quotas distinguishes between state owned enterprises and private companies:
 

Total Quotas (tons)

State Owned Enterprises (tons)

Private Enterprises (tons)

13,650,000

8,250,000

5,400,000

Among which:
urea quota 3,300,000

Among which:
urea quota
2,970,000

Among which:
urea quota
330,000

DAP
6,900,000

DAP
3,520,000

DAP
3,380,000

compound fertilizer
3,450,000

compound fertilizer
1,760,000

compound fertilizer
1,690,000

 
Considering the fact, that thequota levels are not increased since 2011 and the quota for 'urea' is mainly allocated to State Owned Enterprises,this measure is therefore considered trade distorting.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3101 Animal or vegetable fertilisers, whether or not mixed together or chemically treated; fertilisers produced by the mixing or chemical treatment of animal or vegetable products.
310100 Animal or vegetable fertilisers, whether or not mixed together or chemically treated; fertilisers produced by the mixing or chemical treatment of animal or vegetable products.
3102 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
310260 Double salts and mixtures of calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate
310280 Mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate in aqueous or ammoniacal solution
3103 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic.
310310 Superphosphates
3104 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic.
310420 Potassium chloride
310430 Potassium sulphate
310490 Other
3105 Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg.
310520 Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing the three fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
310530 Diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate (diammonium phosphate)
310559 Other
310560 Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing the two fertilising elements phosphorus and potassium

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